Special General Meeting:
There will be a Special General Meeting (SGM) of St Kieran’s GAA club on Tuesday night, September the 13th in the hall in Ardagh at 9pm. We invite as many current paid up members of the club for 2022, as possible to please attend this important meeting as we discuss the upcoming new pitch development.
County Junior ‘A’ Hurling Championship Round 3:
St. Kieran’s 3.1 7 Ballybrown 2.7
Our hurlers made it three wins from three outings with a comfortable victory over Ballybrown on Friday evening last in Askeaton. Both sides went into the game with contrasting fortunes from their opening two rounds, we had victories over Askeaton and Feenagh/Kilmeedy while Ballybrown had two defeats following losses to Doon and Mungret/St. Pauls. We began the game brightly ably assisted by a strong breeze in the opening half and capitalized on this to hold a 1.14 to 0.5 lead at the interval. Michael Long, in his first championship start opened his and our account inside the opening moments and from here we took control of the game. Three first half points from wing back Jack Harnett as well as scores from Ian Mackessy, Darragh Treacy, Mossie Shine and an Eoin McEnery goal put us in a commanding position at half time. To Ballybrown’s credit they didn’t lose faith and began the second half the brighter of the two sides and soon began to eat into their deficit with several early scores as we began to become a bit wayward in our shooting endeavours. We led by eight mid-ways through the second period as the Clarina side fought their way back into the game. The game was finished off as a contest with ten minutes to go when two quick fire goals from the ever-potent Eoin McEnery and Darragh Treacy who equally caused havoc to Ballybrown’s last line of defence throughout the hours play. As the final whistle blew there was a sense of mission completed as we secured our third win in succession and have taken a huge step along the route to qualification from the group. With two games remaining, this Sunday against Doon before a final round encounter against Mungret our destiny is in our own hands. This Sunday we make the journey to Limerick city to Claughaun GAA grounds on the Childers Road where east Limerick side Doon will be our opponents. Doon currently sit in second position on five points following wins in their opening two games followed by a draw in their last outing against Mungret/St. Pauls. Sunday’s game throws in at 6pm. Your support is greatly appreciated by all.
Team vs Ballybrown:
Cillian Ambrose, Diarmuid Mulcahy, Paudie McCarthy, Aaron Heffernan, Jack Harnett, Brendan McCarthy, Cathal McEnery, Mossie Shine, Anthony Liston, Cormac Mann, Johnny McCarthy, Mikey Long, Ian Mackessy, Darragh Treacy, Eoin McEnery, James Muckell, Sean Ryan, Danny Collum, Shay Greaney, Edward Fitzgerald.
Ardagh Development Association & St Kierans GAA Club Lottery Draw
Results for Monday 05 September 2022 as follows.
Numbers Drawn 4, 8, 14, 17
€40 J.A.N.E c/o Denis Greaney
€40 Susan Moriarty (Online)
€40 Diarmuid McSweeney (Online)
€40 Maisie Moroney Coolcappa
€40 Anne Holyhead c/o Denis Greaney
Next Draw Monday 12th September 2022 with a jackpot of €9400.00
Thank you for playing and for supporting our lotto. Go raibh maith agaibh go léir.
It has been a while since we circulated an update from Cahermoyle, so we just want to give you a short update on our Ukrainian friends in Cahermoyle – currently there are over 150 Ukrainians in Cahermoyle- The St Kierans community has supported them since their arrival here in March and we continue to support and assist them in many ways. Our GoFundMe appeal was an outstanding success and in April/May we sent €10,000 worth of medical supplies to the Ukraine. Your cash donations are being used on a continuous basis for any requirements needed. This is currently more important than ever to meet the challenges of the children starting and returning to local schools. Many Ukrainians (especially new arrivals) visit the community hall in Ardagh each week for clothes, toiletries etc. They love the bicycles which were donated, and it is great to see so many using the bikes on the Greenway – donations of bicycles (in working order) are always welcome – All in Cahermoyle have settled in well and are so appreciative of everything that is done for them and want to thank you all. The support from the St Kierans Community and beyond, has indeed been immense. Feel free to circulate this message to other interested groups. Go raibh míle maith agaibh go léir